Time-lapse Video of Milton-Madison Bridge’s 55-foot slide from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers.
The deteriorating 84-year-old Milton-Madison Bridge, carries US 421 across the Ohio River connecting the historic towns of Madison, Ind., and Milton, Ky. Using a construction method called “truss sliding,” a new 2,427-foot-long truss will be moved along steel rails and plates and “slide” into place atop the existing piers, which will be rehabilitated. So, on April 10, the new bridge’s 55-foot journey from temporary piers to its permanent, refurbished piers came to a successful completion. (more…)
Even during severe winter weather, construction firms add jobs in 30 states between January and February.
Association officials said the jobs gains came even as many parts of the country experienced unusually severe winter weather, include cold and snowy conditions in the Northeast and Midwest, and warm and unusually dry conditions in much of the Southwest.
A vacant single-family home on 11th Avenue will soon be demolished to make way for new development. Much of it, from the front door to the basement floorboards, will find second life in homes throughout the Helena Valley. They had hoped to relocate the entire structure, but since that wasn’t feasible, Habitat decided to recycle what was still inside. Habitat for Humanity crew are disassembling the house piece by piece, salvaging the vast majority for sale in the nonprofit’s home improvement store instead of sending it to the dump. They worked quickly to tear up carpet, pull out cabinets, sinks and appliances. They also eyed windows and smaller items made of metal or copper.
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Equipment World sits down with Mike Rowe, former host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and the founder of the mikeroweWorks foundation, for a conversation about the importance of skilled trades and vocational education, the country’s “disconnect” from hard work and how opera is a lot like working in construction.